Rolling hills in Tuscany
- The definition of a hill is a small mound, pile or rounded part of earth.
An example of a hill is a location for sledding.
- Hill is defined as to form or cover with a small mound or pile.
An example of hill is to form a tiny mountain of sand.
- a natural raised part of the earth's surface, often rounded and smaller than a mountain
- a small pile, heap, or mound: an anthill
- a small mound of soil heaped over or around plants and tubers: a hill of potatoes
- the plant or plants rooted in such a mound
Origin of hillMiddle English ; from Old English hyll, akin to Middle Dutch hille ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to project, rise high from source Classical Latin collis, hill, Classical Greek kolophōn, peak
- to shape into or like a hill
- to cover with a hill (sense )
over the hillInformal
- absent without permission; AWOL
- in one's decline
- A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain.
- A small heap, pile, or mound.
- a. A mound of earth piled around and over a plant.b. A plant thus covered.
- An incline, especially of a road; a slope.
- Hilla. Capitol Hill. Often used with the.b. The US Congress. Often used with the.
transitive verbhilled, hill·ing, hills
- To form into a hill, pile, or heap.
- To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
Origin of hillMiddle English hil, from Old English hyll; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- An elevated location smaller than a mountain.
- The park is sheltered from the wind by a hill to the east.
- A sloping road.
- You need to pick up speed to get up the hill that's coming up.
- (US) A heap of earth surrounding a plant.
- (US) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them.
- a hill of corn or potatoes
- (baseball) The pitcher’s mound.
(third-person singular simple present hills, present participle hilling, simple past and past participle hilled)
From Middle English, from Old English hyll (“hill”), from Proto-Germanic *hulliz (“stone, rock”), from Proto-Indo-European *kolən-, *koləm- (“top, hill, rock”). Cognate with Middle Dutch hille, hulle (“hill”), Low German hull (“hill”), Icelandic hóll (“hill”), Latin collis (“hill”), Lithuanian kalnas, Albanian kallumë (“big pile, tall heap”), Old English holm (“rising land, island”). More at holm.